While security for your home and business is something that has to be kept in mind during every season, it seems like each season brings with it a few more areas that should be specifically focused on when it comes to your Toronto home and business safety.
There are some similarities with home security in comparison to businesses but aside from that there are some major differences as well. For home you want to take a look at the winter months to determine where you may be more vulnerable security wise.
While most of the summer vacations are over and many families are home more often it will soon be time for the Christmas shopping. This not only means being away from home more but means as the shopping progresses there will be more valuables in the home. This increases your security risks. Hopefully you already have a reliable security setup but if you don’t then be sure to talk to the security experts at Pre-lock.
Some things to keep in mind is to be sure and turn on your system when you are leaving home. If you are only going a short distance and don’t think you will be gone long there may be a temptation to not bother turning it on. Don’t fall into that trap.
As we make the transition from the warm weather to cold we tend to rush a little more as we go out the door in the morning. No matter how chilly its getting be sure to check that you have locked the doors.
Now is the time where you may get some door to door salespeople selling winter services like snow removal. Remember as always to use your security sense and check who is at the door before opening. If you don’t have a peephole they are easily installed and there are some other really good security options in this area of safety as well.
Starting thinking about other areas of security besides break ins and home invasions. Think about whether you need some of the various types of alarm monitors. This would include alarms for furnace failure for example.
It wouldn’t hurt to do a walk about of your home and scrutinize it from a security point of view and see if you can identify any weaknesses, or better yet set up an appointment with the security experts at Pre-lock and let them do a security review for you.